The Fires of Faith | University of Oxford

The Fires of Faith

Dr Neil MacGregor
17:00 - 18:30
Examination Schools
High Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX14AS
Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
Recommended

The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Lecture with Dr Neil MacGregor, Former Director of the British Museum and currently Chair of the Steering Committee for Humboldt Forum, Berlin.

Neil MacGregor explores the stories and representations of faith in material culture. Fire in particularly has been a powerful symbol for religious ideas. Exploring those representations, the talk will take the audience on a journey across times and religions, from the burning bush of the Exodus story to the flames representing the Spirit at Pentecost.

This event is organised by the Faculty of Theology and Religion.